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Murray's boys and girls won titles at Saturday's Class 1A Regional Track Meet at Murray High School.

On the boys side, Murray finished first with 144 points. Mayfield was second with 108 points, while UHA finished third with 92 points.

On the girls side, Murray took first place with 161 points. UHA was second with 130 points. Mayfield finished third with 83.5 points.

To see complete team and individual results, click on the link below.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon protested Chicago's 5-2 loss to the Nationals on Saturday night after twice coming out to complain about Washington closer Sean Doolittle's delivery.

After eight solid innings by Stephen Strasburg, Doolittle pitched the ninth for his eighth save in nine chances, but Maddon thought he was using an illegal delivery. Maddon appeared to suggest the left-handed Doolittle was tapping his right toe on the ground before coming to the plate.

Cubs reliever Carl Edward Jr. was informed at the end of spring training that his delivery, which featured a similar toe-tap, was illegal — a ruling that miffed Maddon and the Cubs. Mariners reliever Cory Gearrin was warned by umpires during a game Monday night regarding the same violation, even though he claimed to have used the same delivery for years.

A day after the Cubs scored 11 runs against five Washington relievers in the final three innings of a 14-6 win, Strasburg gave most of the bullpen a needed night off. He allowed two runs — one earned — and struck out seven without a walk while throwing 93 pitches.

Juan Soto had two hits and drove in three for Washington.

David Bote homered in the sixth to pull the Cubs, who have lost three of four, within 5-2.

Chicago's Jon Lester, who hadn't given up an earned run in his last three outings, a span totaling 19 2/3 innings, allowed five runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings.

He had only allowed a total of five earned runs over his first seven starts of the season.

Chicago's Kris Bryant was 0 for 4 and reached on a fielder's choice, ending his streak of reaching base safely at 26 games, and Javier Baez ended his hitting streak at 15 games.

Brian Dozier's homer gave the Nationals a 1-0 lead. Soto's two-run double capped a three-run third inning and he added an RBI-single in the fifth.

Strasburg didn't allow a hit until Kyle Schwarber's single to start the fourth. The Cubs' first run came with two outs in the fifth on consecutive passed balls by Kurt Suzuki.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: Placed RHP Justin Miller (right rotator cuff strain) on the 10-day injured list and recalled RHP Tanner Rainey from Triple-A Fresno. ... OF Victor Robles is day-to-day after being hit on the left wrist with a pitch on Friday night. ... RHP Erick Fedde will start Tuesday against the Mets in place of RHP Anibal Sanchez (left hamstring strain.)

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Cubs: RHP Kyle Hendricks (3-4, 2.86) is 2-0 with a 0.36 ERA in his past three starts, going at least eight innings each time. He's 2-2 with 2.61 ERA in seven career starts against the Nationals.

Nationals: RHP Jeremy Hellickson (2-2, 6.00) is 1-1 with a 6.06 ERA in three career starts against the Cubs.

Paul DeJong homered and had a season-high four RBIs, Matt Carpenter's opposite-field double off the very top of the outfield wall ignited a decisive inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Texas 8-2 on Saturday, getting their first victory over the Rangers since the 2011 World Series.

Carpenter was initially given a two-run homer in the fifth after his drive hit the wide pad atop the 14-foot left field wall, bounced up and then came back down into the field of play. That was changed to an RBI double on replay review after the Rangers challenged. It was still the first run in a five-run outburst.

Thunderstorms with heavy rain delayed the start of Saturday's scheduled midafternoon game by 2 hours, 11 minutes. There was no more rain until the game finished in a downpour that started when the Rangers were batting in the ninth.

The Cardinals had lost seven regular season games in a row against Texas since their World Series title eight years ago. They were swept in three-game home series in 2013 and 2016, and lost the opener of this series Friday night in what was St. Louis' first regular season game in Arlington since June 13, 2004 — a gap of 5,451 games.

St. Louis had lost three in a row and 12 of 15 games. The Rangers had scored 29 runs in a three-game winning streak.

Cardinals rookie right-hander Dakota Hudson (3-3) struck out five and allowed two runs over six innings.

Ariel Jurado (1-2) had Carpenter picked off after the overturned call in the fifth, but second baseman Rougned Odor dropped the ball for an error. The Rangers starter was done after walking the next batter.

DeJong, who drove in a run with a groundout in the third and hit his eighth homer in the ninth, greeted reliever Jeanmar Gómez with a two-run double into the left field corner that made it 4-0. After another walk, José Martínez had an RBI single, and a groundout by Yadier Molina sent home another run.

Ronald Guzmán led off the Rangers fifth with a single and scored on a double by Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who later came home on groundout by Willie Calhoun, who has six RBIs in four games since being called up by the Rangers earlier this week.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: SS Danny Santana was hit by a fastball on his right ankle when batting in the ninth inning. He was lifted for a pinch-runner before Guzmán grounded into a game-ending double play.

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Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty (4-3, 4.34 ERA), the Cardinals' first-round draft pick in 2014, is 2-8 with a 4.94 ERA in 16 career starts when facing an opponent for the first time.

Rangers: LHP Drew Smyly (0-3, 6.85) is still looking for his first MLB win since 2016, before his Tommy John surgery in July 2017. He has never pitched against St. Louis.

Here are scores from Saturday's high school baseball and softball games featuring local teams.

Baseball

Caldwell County 10, Muhlenberg County 0 (6 innings)
Crittenden County 17, Hopkins County Central 9
Hopkins County Central 4, Crittenden County 2
Lyon County 8, Calloway County 2
McCracken County 11, Madisonville 0 (5 innings)
UHA 4, Graves County 3 (8 innings)

Softball

Green County 12, Calloway County 2
Louisville Ballard 11, Lyon County 1 (6 innings)
Marshall County 12, Green County 2 (6 innings)
South Oldham 2, Lyon County 1
Webster County 6, Calloway County 4
Adrian Sampson might not always have one-time Texas closer José Leclerc starting in front of him.

Worked pretty well this time, though.

Sampson got his first career win following Leclerc as the opener in his first major league start, Rougned Odor and Shin-Soo Choo homered in a seven-run second inning and the Rangers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3 on Friday night.

"I'm not saying we are going to do it every time," manager Chris Woodward said. "But this team is so top heavy, their best hitters are at the top."

Leclerc struck out two in a perfect first inning. The right-hander was removed as the closer May 1 after two blown saves and twice being replaced in the ninth inning of games Texas went on to win.

Sampson (1-3) gave up seven hits and two runs — one earned — in 5 1/3 innings for the 27-year-old right-hander's first win in his 16th career appearance over three seasons, beginning with Seattle in 2016.

"It took me long enough, you know?'" Sampson said. "I've just been through a lot, between getting called up and where I'm at now. Any time you pitch and it's been awhile, you start to think about it every inning. It was in my thoughts all the time. It's good to just get it out of the way."

Joey Gallo had both his hits in the highest-scoring inning this season for Texas, which beat the Cardinals in their first game in Arlington since losing Game 5 of the 2011 World Series.

Gallo also had a throw from center field clocked at 95.8 mph , according to MLB's Statcast, when he got Kolten Wong trying to go from first to third on Harrison Bader's single in the seventh inning.

Texas has won all seven regular season games against St. Louis since the dramatic World Series loss that included the Rangers being a strike away from the title twice in Game 6. The Cardinals rallied for an 11-inning victory and won going away in Game 7, both wins at home.

Miles Mikolas (4-4), facing his former team for the first time, gave up nine hits and seven runs in 1 1/3 innings, the shortest outing in 52 starts for the right-hander's career. The Cardinals dropped to 4-12 since May 1, when they had the best record in the majors.

"To throw up a stinker like this is frustrating but I'm not going to let this discourage me from all the good things that I had been doing," said Mikolas, who was coming off three straight strong starts before letting his ERA in his old home ballpark rise to 16.71.

Odor and Choo each hit a sixth home run this season — Odor a three-run shot for a 4-0 lead and Choo a two-run homer for a 6-0 edge . Odor has three homers in two games.

Texas' big inning ended when Hunter Pence tried to score on a pitch that bounced and hit Yadier Molina in the mask. The catcher scrambled for the loose ball and dived back to the plate as Pence ran past without touching home. Molina made the tag before Pence got a hand on the plate.

After 13 Rangers batted in the second inning, four St. Louis relievers retired 18 of the final 20 Texas hitters with 10 strikeouts.

The first two runs for the Cardinals came home without a hit in the third. Bader scored when Odor mishandled Paul Goldschmidt's grounder, and Marcell Ozuna had an RBI fielder's choice. Bader hit a solo homer, his fourth of the season, with two outs in the ninth.

JUST ONE THROWBACK

Molina figures to be the only player to see action among those were part of the World Series eight years ago. Right-handers Lance Lynn of Texas, a rookie with the Cardinals back then, and Adam Wainwright of St. Louis won't start in the three-game series. Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is on the injured list with a strained right hamstring.

CHAMPION HURLER

Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey threw out the ceremonial first pitch a little less than six weeks after winning her third national championship with the Lady Bears. Mulkey, celebrating her 57th birthday, wore a white No. 19 Texas uniform top with "Mulkey" on the back.

Crouching behind home plate, third base coach Tony Beasley didn't even have to move his glove on the throw from the former point guard who won national titles as a player and assistant coach at Louisiana Tech. Baylor beat Notre Dame 82-81 for the title.

UP NEXT

Cardinals: RHP Dakota Hudson (2-3, 4.61 ERA) is set for his first start against an AL West team. Both of his previous appearances against American League clubs were in relief, against Kansas City and Detroit as a rookie last year.

Rangers: RHP Ariel Jurado (1-1, 1.50) is set for his first start of the season and ninth of his career. The first eight were last season.